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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of English, Communications and Performance Studies


  • This area of study is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Performing Arts and associated double degrees.


Bachelor of Performing Arts (and associated double degree) students complete a compulsory major by undertaking all units outlined below. Students do not have an option to only complete a first-year sequence or minor in performance as it is requirement within the degree that a major is completed.


First-year level

Students complete the following two units:

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a major in performance must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

  • a major requires completion of a further six units (36 points) from the units listed below, including all compulsory units. A minimum of three units must be taken at third year level.

Compulsory units

  • ATS2767 Technical aspects of performance making
  • ATS2811 Making performance: Theory and practice (12 credit points)
  • ATS3832 Contemporary performance culture
  • ATS3833 Writing performance

NOTE: The performance major changed in 2011. All students that completed PER 2000 prior to 2011 will have this unit counted towards their performance major as equivalent to ATS2767. Students who have not completed PER 2000 prior to 2011 must complete ATS2767.

Elective units

Relevant Courses


Single degrees

  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts

Double degrees

  • 2317 Bachelor of Performing Arts/Bachelor of Laws
  • 3774 Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Performing Arts